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February 1, 1919

La Gangrène Gazeuse. Bactériologie, Reproduction Expérimentale, Sérothérapie.

JAMA. 1919;72(5):369. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610050051029

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This monograph summarizes our knowledge of the bacteriology and nature of the infections now usually called gas gangrene, presenting what we knew before the war and the information derived from extensive investigations during the first two or three years of hostilities. The first part deals with the period before the war, and an effort is made to clear up so far as possible the relations of the micro-organisms described under various names as causing "emphysematous gangrene." It appears that the so-called gas bacillus described by Welch and Nuttall in 1892 under the name of B. aerogenes-capsulatus corresponds to the bacillus described independently in 1897 by Veillen and Zaber as B. perpringens, this name, which is used in France, being the first name of this bacillus to conform to the rules of binomial nomenclature. The second part describes the microbes, anaerobic as well as aerobic, of the gas infections studied by

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